vagrancy


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the state of wandering from place to place

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Such considerations also motivated vagrancy legislation; but these statutes possess a much older lineage, having their roots in the 1300s.
Vagueness also became a major issue in a raft of cases lawyers brought against vagrancy laws in the 1960s, as I will discuss in a moment.
John McCain, traveling from town to town around New Hampshire with no money, better hope he's not stopped for violating vagrancy laws.
By attending to low rather than high culture and to dislocated subjects rather than communities, Unsettled offers an original and theoretically astute cultural history of early modern vagrancy.
There are public safety concerns about the property, and it's a source of vagrancy, said Pontbriand, after the press conference.
None of the women arrested were charged with prostitution, but rather with vagrancy.
There have been reports of vagrancy and drinking and some other unsavory sorts of incidents and behaviors.
Specifically, it analyzes the New York City Committee of Fourteen's 1920s campaign to expand the use of vagrancy statutes to prosecute male customers of female prostitutes.
It is thought many beggars flout vagrancy laws and avoid arrest by posing as street performers.
The sudden lack of real jobs is sparking a rush to flee to other towns with better prospects, while reports from occasional travelers paint a troubling picture of rising alcoholism, crime and vagrancy.
Constructive and healthy activity for young people aged 10 to 18 years will be promoted, reducing vagrancy and vandalism in the community.
He portrays the South's postwar Black Codes, which harshly curtailed the rights of freed blacks, as comparable to Northern vagrancy laws--an assertion dismissed as "truly absurd" by David Bernstein, a legal scholar at George Mason University and the author of Only One Place of Redress: African Americans, Labor Regulations, and the Courts From Reconstruction to the New Deal (2001).
While Pugliatti does not endorse any particular model, her review of repressive and coercive early modern European legislation connected to poverty, homelessness, and vagrancy is consistent with the outlooks of both Karl Marx and Michel Foucault.
If a black person could not demonstrate steady employment, which of course there was little of in the depressed South, he or she was arrested for simple offenses like vagrancy, fined exorbitant sums (which they could not pay), then auctioned to the bidder that would pay the fine in exchange for the shortest period of indentured service, i.